When you are only growing a 10 day crop, how much of an affect does light quality and temperature have on the crop?
Chris is in Vancouver where he sees day lengths change from 8 hours at the winter solstice to 16 hours at the summer solstice; a large change which affects how much light crops get to grow. Less light in winter means slower or no crop growth. If you are a farmer, you get this. It makes sense, at least for field crops.
But what about microgreens? Crops which spend only half of their life in the light, a life that might only be 5 to 8 days.
Does seasonality really affect those crops over those 5 days?
Yes, and more than you think.
In this episode Chris will talk all about the change of the seasons and how it affects microgreen crop growth – specifically the effects of changing temperatures and light conditions. Two factors which can dramatically affect crop growth, yield and quality.
How to Grow Better Microgreens All Year – Adapting for Changing Seasons, Temperature, and Light Conditions with microgreen grower Chris Thoreau…
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Interested in growing microgreens profitably as a business?
Don’t have a lot of land?
Looking to make a living farming?
Microgreens might be a great place to start…
Microgreens are high value crop that can be growing intensively in a very small space with some crops selling upwards of $50 per pound.
It’s totally possible and it is being done everyday.
Microgreen grower Chris Thoreau generates over $200,000 per year in this space…